Summer Job Openings: Leesylvania State Park

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Published: 01/29/2013

Leesylvania State Park Summer Jobs!

Maintenance Ranger: Weekends and holidays may be required
Responsible, result-oriented individuals needed who are able to work at times without direct supervision and who can prioritize tasks and positively interact with the public.  Duties focus on assisting in the daily running of park facilities and grounds keeping.  This entails a variety of tasks, which changes according to the day of the week, number of visitors or activities.  A large portion of the work will include custodial duties in the bathrooms, picnic area, and maintaining the landscaping.  Other tasks throughout the summer may include:  painting, trail work, carpentry, vehicle and equipment maintenance, assisting with interpretive programs and resource management projects.  Valid driver’s license required.

Contact Ranger: Weekends and holidays may be required
Outgoing applicants needed to assist visitors to Leesylvania by providing information regarding services available and other local attractions.  Duties include fee collection, money handling, and maintaining records of annual pass holders as well as overnight boating/fishing registration.  Contact rangers are required to operate a computer terminal/cash register, and will inform visitors of the rules and regulations for the purpose of protecting and conserving park areas.

Concessionaire Services: Weekends and holidays may be required
Detail-oriented and friendly individuals needed to assist in the operation of Leesylvania’s concessionaire services.  Most duties will center around the park-operated Breakwater Marina Store, located between the two boat launches, and the smaller Snack Shack by the fishing pier.  The store sells fishing and picnic related items, gas out on the dock and operates a short order cook style of food services.  The Snack Shack is smaller and sells ice-cream, other snack items and fishing bait.  Duties at both facilities include money handling, cash register operation, food preparation, setting up and taking down displays, and keeping the store clean and sanitary.

Visitor Center/Interpreter: Weekends and holidays may be required
Outgoing and responsible individuals with a strong interest in working with a wide variety of customers needed to assist with interpretive duties at the Visitor Center.  Interpreters are responsible for keeping the history and environmental museum open and organized, and provide information to visitors about the history of the park and its natural resources.  Duties include taking care of park animals, updating interpretive kiosks throughout the park, leading public programs, setting up monthly displays, money handling, and register operation.  Interpreters assist with school groups, scout programs, fairs, and park programming, and may be trained in leading monthly canoe tours and guided hikes.

Junior Ranger Leader: Weekends and holidays may be required
Responsible and outgoing leaders who are interested in working with children are needed to assist with Leesylvania’s Junior Ranger program.  Focusing on getting children outdoors for a hands-on learning environment, the Junior Ranger program introduces new topics each day with fun and educational activities.  The program is designed with nature in mind, so the majority of the time is spent outdoors in a leadership role, including with some overnight camping events.  Junior Ranger Leaders must work well with others and be able to create a safe and secure learning environment for children and families.  Duties also include those outlined in the description above for Visitor Center/Interpreter.

For all positions, experience is not necessary, but preferred. We provide on the job training. Employee may be required to perform other park related duties during emergencies, or on a non-recurrent basis. Seasonal summer jobs can be an outstanding first step toward a lasting career with the park service.

Interested?
You can pick up & drop off applications at
2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Dr. Woodbridge, VA 22191
Main Office: Monday – Friday 8:00am-4:30pm.
Visitor Center: Saturday-Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm.
You can also get applications at the web site below, but turn them in at the park: http://dcrintra.dcr.virginia.gov/DCR_Public/Jobs/JobList.cfm
Call (703) 730-8205 for more information.

Benefits of working for Virginia State Parks:

  • Working for a State Agency looks good on a resume.
  • Majority of work is outdoors at Leesylvania on the Potomac River.
  • Make a difference; work to preserve our natural resources.
  • Long-term opportunities available.
  • Flexible work schedule.
  • Opportunities to learn new skills.
  • Fun professional work environment.
  • Competitive wages.
  • Letters of recommendation available.
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